The Essential Vegetarian Indian Cookbook: 125 Classic Recipes to Enjoy at Home (Paperback)

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The Essential Vegetarian Indian Cookbook: 125 Classic Recipes to Enjoy at Home (Paperback)


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Authentic Indian cooking comes home—125 classic and flavorful vegetarian recipes

Simply put, spice is the true essence of Indian cuisine. With The Essential Vegetarian Cookbook, you'll learn how to master the magic of mixing simple herbs and spices like cumin and turmeric with fresh vegetables, legumes, grains, and dairy to create irresistible layers of flavor.

From Vegetable Korma to Paneer Makhani, this complete vegetarian cookbook gives you everything you need to get started simmering up these diverse and versatile dishes. Whether you crave Indian food and want to re-create your favorite mouthwatering meals at home or you're trying to switch to a smarter, healthier way of eating, this is the perfect guide for you.

This standout vegetarian cookbook delivers:
  • 125 Plant-based recipes—Discover dozens of delicious family favorites and lesser-known vegetarian fare that cover a wide range of regional Indian cuisine.
  • A straightforward approach—This vegetarian cookbook offers precise, easy-to-follow prep instructions and easy-to-find ingredients.
  • The basics—Explore Indian cooking techniques, kitchen and pantry essentials, expert tips, and more.

Spice up mealtime, anytime with this essential vegetarian cookbook full of real Indian flavors.
PAVANI NANDULA is the cook, creator, and photographer behind Cook’s Hideout, a top Indian food blog that she founded in 2006. Her recipes have been featured in BuzzFeed, Brit + Co, and Country Living. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband and two kids. Find her online at and follow her on Instagram @cooks_hideout.
Product Details ISBN: 9781647397371
ISBN-10: 1647397375
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: November 24th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English
The Essential Vegetarian Indian Cookbook has a wide range of nutritious Indian recipes, combining protein and vegetables. The ingredients used are easily available. Pavani has provided exact measurements and structured the recipes for everyone to comprehend easily. Novice cooks: this is a great book to get started on Indian cooking.” —Vidya Srinivasan, Food Blogger at Traditionally Modern Food

“A fantastic collection of classic and stunning Indian recipes that you can easily make at home! Pavani has done extensive research and has shared the popular Indian vegetarian recipes with detailed instructions. A delightful guide to master Indian vegetarian cooking at home! Pavani makes Indian cooking easy, and this book is indeed the essential Indian vegetarian cookbook. A must-have for sure.” —Srividhya Gopalakrishnan, Cookbook Author and Blogger at

The Essential Vegetarian Indian Cookbook is the best introduction to Indian cuisine for the American table. Using ingredients that are readily available, you can easily create the best Indian street food right at home. The pantry guide is so useful! If you are an Indian food lover, this is an essential book, as the name indicates.” —Mireille Roc, Global Kitchen Travels